The Arts and Crafts period championed the simplicity of form and the construction of the object. Here, the brass hinges are accentuated with two-tone brass and stamped geometric designs. Richard Lipp and Sohn was established in 1831 in Stuttgart, Germany. The Lipp name on the piano fall is flanked by inlaid designs of what seem to be Norse symbols. The symbol here appears to be a fylfot, a four legged cross.
This symbol is associated with fire and lightning and is holy to Thor. The music desk is in a simple design with cut-out slats. In the centre is an inlaid circle with central cross. Again when viewed as a Norse symbol, this suggests the sun wheel, one of the oldest spiritual symbols of the Germanic people.The hinges are large and stamped with a circular design. Returning to Norse mythology, this symbol appears to depict the nine worlds, a symbol of Norse cosmology. I The Arts and Crafts Movement was an international design movement that flourished between 1880 and 1910. The movement stood for traditional craftsmanship using simple forms and often applied medieval, romantic or folk styles of decoration. It sought to reassert the importance of design and craftsmanship in all the arts. Arts and Crafts objects were simple in form, without superfluous or excessive decoration, and how they were constructed was often still visible. They tended to emphasize the qualities of the materials used.
The movement was successful in raising the status of the craftsman and promoting respect for native materials and traditions. Reference Number: 1854 Make: Lipp Wood: Mahogany Finish: Polished Size [cm]: length: 182 width: 141 Piano is restored: Tuned, Cleaned, Regulated. New dampers and leathers replaced where necessary. Keys Tops cleaned or replaced. Case stripped and repolished to an excellent standard.
This piano is currently in the UK and for sale at Besbrode Pianos Leeds. Our extensive showrooms occupy three premises including four floors of a Victorian mill on the edge of Leeds city centre. This makes us one of the UK's largest retailers. We permanently display more than 250 new and pre-owned pianos from leading brands with an entire floor dedicated to the Steinway family of pianos. This impressive inventory offers pianists an unrivalled opportunity to play and compare pianos side by side.Besbrode Pianos is an authorised agent for Steinway & Sons and offers the full range of Steinway, Boston and Essex pianos for retail. For last six years Besbrode Pianos has been official partner to the Leeds International Piano Competition, providing pianos for the competitor's rehearsals. This year, alongside the competition we held an artcased piano exhibition showcasing a range of unique, pianos of cultural and historical interest.
Our showrooms were featured in the BBC footage of the Leeds International Piano Competition 2012. The item "Inlaid, Lipp Grand Piano with an Arts and Crafts Style Case" is in sale since Wednesday, October 26, 2016. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments\Keyboards & Pianos\Pianos\Grand & Baby Grand Pianos". The seller is "besbrodepianos" and is located in Leeds, West Yorkshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.